The sitter was Principal of Heatherley's School of Art in Chelsea from 1888 to 1908. Crompton was a landscape and figure painter. Founded in 1845, Heatherley's is the oldest independent art school in London and is among the few art colleges in Britain that focus purely on portraiture, figurative painting and sculpture. Burne-Jones, Rossetti, Millais, Leighton, Flint, Sickert and Ayrton are numbered amongst its former students.
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Bolton Museum and Art Gallery
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